Poster Choral Arts Ensemble
Choral Arts Ensemble, based in Rochester, Minnesota, has been entertaining audiences throughout southeast Minnesota since its founding in 1985.
Erin Sinnwell
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Celebrate Earth Day with the Choral Arts Ensemble's 'The Wisdom of Nature'

Choral Arts Ensemble: The Wisdom of Nature

The Choral Arts Ensemble, Rochester’s premiere choral ensemble, presents The Wisdom of Nature, a choral program that celebrates the wonder, the power and the beauty of nature. The performance, recorded in Rochester in 2023, includes four world premieres commissioned by the ensemble. Enjoy new works by Minnesota composers Carol Barnett and Timothy Takach, as well as premieres by Marques L. A. Garrett and Jennifer Lucy Cook. Listen to the concert now with host Steve Staruch.


• Johannes Brahms: “Waldesnacht”

• Carol Barnett: “Orchard in Bloom” *

• Giselle Wyers: “I Go Among Trees”

• Steve Heitzig: “Elegy on Water”

• Timothy Takach: “Things Worth Praising” *

• Heinrich Schutz: “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God”

• Marques L.A. Garrett: “The Lesson” *

• Charles Stanford: The Blue Bird”

• Norman Dinnerstein: “An Old Silent Pond”

• Jennifer Lucy Cook: “Underneath My Feet” *

• Stephen Chatman: “Mosquitoes”

• James Cohn (Arr. Alf Houkom): “Oh, Shenandoah”

* World premiere

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